Citrus announces Executive Chef David Gilbert

Chef David Gilbert, a “Rising Star,” has been named the new executive chef at Citrus Restaurant and will be responsible for all culinary operations.

Chef Gilbert is a culinary talent with global experience including a tenure at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam and the kitchens of the The Ritz-Carlton in Bulkhead, Atlanta, and the The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

In the great state of Texas, Gilbert delighted diners at Luqa in Dallas, and at Sustenio in San Antonio. For his work at Sustenio, Gilbert was recognized by the James Beard Foundation. Most recently, Gilbert pursued his passion of Southeast Asian cookery, opening Tuk Tuk Taproom.

Gilbertwill usher in a new restaurant concept and menu at Citrus in the upcoming weeks.

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Citrus Chef is one of San Antonio’s Sharpest!

SanMagAug2014Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin named as one of San Antonio’s Sharpest Chefs and Culinary talents by San Antonio Magazine. Read the article about the new Chef at Citrus Restaurant and other rising stars in San Antonio!


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Book Smart at Valencia Group Hotels

Join Hotel Valencia Riverwalk for the seventh annual summer “Book Smart” promotion by bringing in a print or audio book to benefit non-profit groups in the communities where you find Valencia Group boutique hotels.

We look forward to seeing you this summer and contributing to literacy in San Antonio! In return for your donation, we will toast your donation with a voucher or credit for a complimentary adult beverage in Vbar.

Valid for stays June 1 – August 31, 2014. Limit one voucher or credit per visit.

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Stephen Bilby, named Director of Sales & Marketing

Stephen Bilby has been named Director of Sales & Marketing at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. Bringing  more than two decades of hospitality experience to his new role,  Bilby’s skill at leading and managing teams to reach revenue goals was key in his hire.

“My desire is to see the entire Hotel Valencia team succeed. If the team is successful, the property will be too,” said Bilby. “Delivering a quality experience to all guests will keep the Hotel Valencia top of mind when people choose a place to stay in San Antonio.

Bilby started his hospitality career at the Hilton Hotel San Antonio as the Business Travel Manager, moving on to to the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau where he led Corporate Sales efforts for the city into the vital Northeast area of the United States, becoming the Associate Director of Sales.  He became the Director of Sales for The RK Group, the caterer at the San Antonio Convention Center where he went on to open the RK office in Phoenix. Coming home to San Antonio, he returned to Hotels at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk and then joined Omni La Mansión del Rio/Mokara Hotel as the Senior Sales Manager.

According to Chad Taylor, General Manager of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk- “Stephen’s leadership skills and zest to engage in Valencia Group’s culture makes him a great fit here at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. We are thrilled Stephen is a member of our team. He takes opportunities and makes great things happen.”

Bilby holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Parks and Marketing from Texas A&M University and  volunteers with the Special Olympics and the 100 Club of San Antonio. He has completed two full Ironman competitions: Idaho 2009 and Arizona 2011.  He is married with two children, Addyson and Ryder.

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Summer Savings at our River Walk Hotel

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk kicks off the summer right by offering San Antonio hotel deals with savings of up to 35% when you stay 1, 2 or 3 Nights.  Stay at our boutique hotel and enjoy all the action that the River Walk has to offer: dining, shopping, events and more.

BOOK NOW or visit our website for more information about these Special Offers at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk.

* Offer is based on availability and subject to restrictions and black out dates.



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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Named to Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s Gold List for 2013

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is proud to have again been named to the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s Gold List for 2013.

Our luxury hotel on the San Antonio River Walk is among seven properties in the great state of Texas to receive this prestigious honor, consistently ranking Hotel Valencia Riverwalk among the top hotels, resorts and cruise lines in the world.

Also named to the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2013  from the Valencia Group collection of hotels, were Hotel Valencia Santana Row, a San Jose hotel and Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE, a Houston Hotel.

Learn more about the luxury hotels of the Valencia Group.

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk offers 3rd Night Free Promotion!

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is starting off the holidays right by extending our Luxury San Antonio Hotel deal of Buy 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Night FREE!  Celebrate the Holidays at our boutique Hotel in San Antonio and enjoy all the dining, shopping and magical events that the San Antonio River Walk has to offer.

Reserve Online Now or call 866.842.0100 to make a reservation. Visit our website for more information about Special Offers and Packages at luxury hotel on the River Walk.

*Rates from $149, subject to availability, black out dates and restrictions apply. Not valid for all room types.

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Aphrodite Romance Package at Hotel Valencia

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk has created a sophisticated romance package for the art enthusiasts that includes a visit to the exclusive Aphrodite and the Gods of Love exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love presents the legendary goddess in a variety of roles in an exhibit comprised of statues, vases, terracotta and bronze figures, mirrors and jewelry.

The packages includes luxury accommodations at our boutique hotel on the River Walk, two tickets to the groundbreaking exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art, a beautiful hardback commemorative book featuring works from the collection, and two Aphrodite-inspired cocktails at our awarding winning Vbar.

For reservations, book online or call toll-free 866-842-0100 and mention the Aphrodite Gods of Love package.

*Package is based on availability, valid for stays through February 14, 2013. Restrictions apply.



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Hotel Valencia Labor Day Special Offer!

There is still time to book a Labor Day Getaway  at our River Walk boutique Hotel in San Antonio. Take advantage of our  San Antonio Hotel Deal and save 10% on your stay.  Don’t miss out on this great hotel special at our luxury hotel and enjoy all the action that the River Walk has to offer: dining, shopping and events!

BOOK NOW or call 866.842.0100 to make a reservation. Visit our website today for more information about Special Offers and Packages at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk.

* Offer is based on availability and subject to restrictions and black out dates.

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